Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£9.99|
Save £4.50 (45%)
Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
This price was set by the publisher.
Eating Animals Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Audio Download, Unabridged
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
As for the criticisms from some folk on this page, I work for a vegetarian campaign group so know that there aren't as many differences between US and UK/European farming methods as some critics would like to think. For example, the sow farrowing crate is still in use in the UK - it causes immense suffering to these highly intelligent and sensitive animals but is allegedly slightly more humane than the US gestation crate - a couple of inches perhaps? (Thankfully it is destined to be phased out after a lot of campaigning). But most animal abuse is not being phased out. There is also a lot of nonsense talked about organic and free-range meat, frankly. Recent and verified undercover footage by the UK's Animal Aid has exposed appalling cruelty to animals - in Soil Association approved slaughterhouses, not only the usual suspects. So much so that there is a call to put CCTV in abbatoirs to try and stop the abuse. If we are honest and go beyond our comfort/self-interest zone, I think many of us know that animals go through hell. RSPCA Freedom Foods, for example is another scam - the abuses within many of their approved 'farms' have to be seen to be believed. If you don't believe me, check Viva!'s undercover footage. Basically, farmers aren't monsters, but they are human and under pressure from supermarkets and the like to deliver cheap meat, eggs, milk and so forth. It's always the animals who suffer. That's the bottom line. It's a brutal business and it all too frequently brutalises those who work in it. Even the more ethical M&S, Waitrose and such cannot be guaranteed.Read more ›
Despite the book's brilliance there are huge ommisions which puzzle me and which I may relate in part to his own remaining eating choices. The first is his avoidance of any discussion of milk, butter and cheese. There is no discussion of the way in which the dairy industry is the bride of the meat industry. Another weak area of the book is fish. Fish are squeezed into two or three pages. I suggest reading THE END OF THE LINE by Charles Clover, or see the film for more background on this. Finally, because of his emphasis on suffering, there is no mention of the parallels between the techniques and consolidations of the meat industry and those of seed companies like Monsanto. I suggest watching THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO for more on this.
However, these are small quibbles, and for what it's worth I, for one, have already changed my eating habits considerably as a result of reading this book. Any stack of printed pages which can do that is a testament to the power of the pen and if it turns out that we one day look back to 20th century eating habits and animal cruelty practices of our species with the same disgust that we now feel towards the practices of Nazi Germany then this book will have been one of the voices of common sense to help bring about an end to the current animal holocaust.
This book is loaded with incredible facts about animal agriculture, but it is more than anything a deeply personal (and often hilarious) meditation on what it means to consume animal products. Foer doesn't make, in the end, a firm case for vegetarianism, rather he provides a heartfelt and moving account of his own exploration into these issues. He makes it impossible not to care about what you eat without telling you exactly what you should eat.
Whether you enjoyed Foer's previous books, whether you're an omnivore or vegan, whether you've wondered about these issues in the past or never gave it a second thought, Eating Animals is a must read. You might be enraged or inspired, but you won't be disappointed.
I literally could not put it down and I would sincerely recommend it to any and every one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A powerful and fascinating read. Safran Foer does well to make the voices of many different individuals heard - from meat farmers to animal rights activists. Read morePublished 12 days ago by LG
If your interested in your health and the health of your loved ones then read this and remember the power is what you do and how you do itPublished 2 months ago by mr m crowe
Possibly one of the best books I've read on veganism/ vegetarian. What I like is that the author has gotten both sides of the argument from people who are pro intensive farming,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by louisa Graham
Excellent book, well written, easy reading, filled with facts and enlightening.Published 4 months ago by Tina Ferraiuolo
I just finished reading this book, and I have also just finished eating meat and any animal products, which I don't know the origin of. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marianne Knuth
Brilliant book. Very cleverly written, managing to be informative, humorous and accessible all at once. Read morePublished 10 months ago by E Hen.
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Business, Finance & Law
- Books > History > Archaeology > Industrial Archaeology
- Books > Science & Nature > Food & Farming > Food Science
- Books > Science & Nature > History & Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Business & Finance > Industries & Professions
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Politics & Social Sciences > Social Sciences